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How hypertension can affect your body?

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Jul 15, 2023

Now-a-days most people have hypertension, which is also known as high blood pressure. One might think having high blood pressure is not an important thing to consider, but high blood pressure can be lethal for your life. Untreated high blood pressure can give rise to many deadly health complexities.

What is hyperextension?

Blood pressure is a process in which your heart pumps blood through the circulatory systems. A high blood pressure may disrupt your heart and arteries. This increases your risk of getting many serious health problems.

What are the symptoms of hypertension?

The common symptoms of hypertension are:

  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Error visions
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulties to breathe
  • Nosebleed

Although most high blood pressure patients do not experience any signs and symptoms, even though their blood pressure level is too high. One may have hypertension for years but still don't have any signs and symptoms.

What are the risk factors of hypertension?

  • People who have family history of high blood pressure issues
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who use birth control pills
  • Aged people
  • Obese people
  • People who are physical inactive
  • People who eat too much fatty food
  • Smokers
  • People who drink alcohol too much

Here is the 8 negative effects of hypertension:

  • High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure deface the walls of arteries and blocked arteries. In that case the proper amount of blood cannot get through clogged arteries, where it is supposed to get to. This situation can lead you to Irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or even to heart attack.
  • High blood pressure contributes to kidney failure. Kidney’s function is to eliminate the body's wastes and purify blood. Damaged arteries affect kidney functions, and this can lead to kidney failure.
  • High blood pressure damages the nervous systems. Efficient amount of blood cannot pass through the blocked or narrowed arteries. Decreased level of blood flow to the brain causes dementia. In that case you might have trouble with memory or to develop an idea.
  • High blood pressure can affect your eyes. High blood pressure damages the blood vessels of the eyes, it is called choroidopathy. This can lead you to blurred vision or blindness.
  • High blood pressure can cause osteoporosis.
  • High blood pressure can damage lungs. When the blocked or clogged arteries cannot provide blood into the lungs, this condition is named pulmonary embolism. This is a serious health condition.
  • High blood pressure contributes to sexual dysfunctions. Damaged blood vessels cause erectile dysfunction in men, low libido in women or trouble having orgasm.
  • High blood pressure can increase the risk of hypertensive crisis. This is a severe condition when your blood pressure reaches too high and this condition needs immediate medical attention.

Although high blood pressure does not have noticeable symptoms, the good news is you can control your high blood pressure by taking adequate medications and with a good lifestyle. Take regular measurements of your blood pressure to maintain a proper blood pressure level which is healthy for your body.